While implementing ergonomic practices and methods is important to reduce the risk of injury or illness in modern day work environments, it is also important to provide training to those at risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), injury, and illness to ensure that potential risks are minimized to the lowest extent. A simple cost benefit analysis for an office ergonomics “Train-the-Trainer” program from the 44th annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society demonstrated that Dow Chemical was able to reduce cumulative trauma-related OSHA recordable by 82%. That same program showed an 84% reduction in cumulative trauma-related workers compensation costs.
Our certified ergonomic specialists will provide onsite training to effectively educate management on best method practices. This training, in conjunction with proper assessment and ergonomic solutions, stresses the practice of prevention strategies and utilization of ergonomics evaluation tools. Such training will allow you to learn common ergonomic principles and applications, the proper use of equipment and associated tools and controls, how to use safe work practices and become aware of job-related tasks that may cause injury or illness, recognize and address early symptoms of MSDs before serious injuries develop, and understand the reporting processes set forth by OSHA.